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Lake Rose Festival
Lake Rose Festival

In relation to the International Horticulture Goyang Korea, Lake Rose Festival is held from May 26 to June 6 at the Rose Garden of Lake Park in Goyang, and admission is free. Visitors can have a romantic time in the midst of 100 species of splendid roses blossoming around the refreshing fountain and take selfies at the Rose Tunnel, Photo Zone, and Rose Field. Let’s go to Lake Park to enjoy the cool lake and beautiful roses with family and friends on a warm spring day. Information Date : 2017. 5.26 Fri. – 5.28 Sun Address : 384-2, Janghang-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Venue : The Rose Garden of Lake Park Transportation : Get off at Baekseok Station(line 3) and go out into the exit no.3, then walk 10m to the bus stop. Get on the bus no. 068 and get off at Cheondungorijip. Walk 420m Inquiries : +82-31-909-9000          

Writer관리자Date03/13/2018

Winter fishing festivals
Winter fishing festivals

#1. Yangpyeong Smelt Festival 'Yangpyeong Smelt Festival' will be held at the Baekdong Reservoir from December 23, 2017 to February 18, 2018. Baekdong Reservoir, which is situated in a deep forest of Yangpyeong, has been constructing smelt resources since 1992 and it has now become a famous smelt fishing site, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Visitors can enjoy smelt fishing and enjoy various winter games in a spacious area. - Smelt experience: Smelt fishing, smelt catching with a net, smelt tasting - Winter play: Korean traditional games, ice sledding, ice bike, ATV Period:  2017.12.23(Sat.)~2018.02.18(Sun) Place: Baekdong fishing spot Address: 269-19, Baekdong-gil, Danwol-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #2. Yangju Trout Festival Yangju city is very famous for its beautiful mountains and clear water. Various events will be held at Yeongok Reservoir, which is located on a plain surrounded by Bulgoksan and Noasan mountains in Yangju. During the Yangju Trout Festival, which offers many things to see, enjoy and experience, visitors can appreciate romantic winter atmosphere while enjoying smelt catching experience, a wish lantern flying event, and snow sledging, in addition to trout-catching experience -Trout fishing, smelt catching experience site, trout catching with bare hand, snowflake photo zone -Free experience programs: Wish lantern flying event, snow sledging, ice sledding, ice top-spinning game, kite flying Period: 2017.12.22(Fri.)~2018.02.25(Sun.) Place: Yeongok reservoir Address: 100, Yeongok-ro 182beon-gil, Baekseok-eup, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #3. Paju Trout Festival There is an event which is held every winter. That is ice fishing. Paju Trout Festival is held this winter without fail. The festival will warm up the mind and body of tourists even in cold weather. Tourists can have a memorable time with family and friends. - Trout ice fishing, snow sledging site, Korean traditional ice sledding site, trout catching event with bare hands, children’s event of catching smelt with a net Period: 2017.12.23(Sat.)~2018.02.18(Sun.) Place: Gwangtan leisure town Address: 194-42, Buheung-ro, Gwangtan-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #4. Anseong Smelt Festival Experience various winter leisure and sports such smelt fishing on winter ice, snow flake photo zone, ice sledding, snow sledging, folk play experience, and catching fish with bare hands. Gwanghyewon Reservoir, where Anseong Smelt Festival is held, is a typical valley-type high-quality water reservoir which is connected to the water current of Charyeong Mountain Range. It is a large reservoir, occupying an area of 180,000 pyeong, which represents Anseong City, Gyeonggi-do Province. It boasts clean water free of contaminants in addition to beautiful surrounding scenery. The first Smelt Festival was held in 2012 based on its smelt resources that have been formed for the past 20 years. - Smelt fishing, water fishing experience site, snow flake photo zone - Free experience programs: Smelt/Trout catching with bare hands, snow sledging, ice sledding, ice top-spinning game, kite flying Period: 2017.12.23(Sat.)~2018.02.25(Sun) Place: Dugyorigwangheawon reservoir  Address: 90, Dumehosu-ro, Juksan-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here  

Writer관리자Date12/14/2017

Autumn Feativals in Gyeonggi-do Ⅲ
Autumn Feativals in Gyeonggi-do Ⅲ

#1. Chrysanthemum Exhibition in the Garden of Morning Calm The Garden of Morning Calm which is famous as a site for weekend getaway is holding a chrysanthemum exhibition. A flower that matches well with cool autumn breezes will be chrysanthemum! As the garden is located in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi-do which is near Seoul, visitors can feel romantic autumn being surrounded by splendid flowers by one hour’s ride from Seoul. Chrysanthemums blossomed in the midst of colorful autumn foliage seem to be glittering as it they were capturing the moment of deepening autumn season. This exhibition displays special artwork shaped in white heron under the theme of the feast of herons which fly in beautiful nature. It will provide various things to see along with exhibitions of approximately 140 large flowered chrysanthemums and various shapes of chrysanthemum artwork, as well as photo zones. Period: Oct. 21~Nov.26 Address: 432, Sumogwon-ro, Sang-myeon, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do #2. Hwaseong Haetsaldri Festival Hwaseong Haetsaldri Festival is an event to provide a communication venue between farmers and consumers and to improve the recognition of 『Haetsaldri』, the best agricultural brand. For the gimjang (kimchi-making for the winter), consumers can purchase kimchi ingredients at reasonable prices here. - Official event: Opening ceremony, opening performances, and event for Farmers’ Day - Exhibition event: Haetsaldri Promotion Hall, urban farming, exhibition of new agricultural techniques - Experience event: Our family’s kimchi-making experience, farming culture experience - Cultural performance: Invited singers’ performance, local clubs’ performance, 4-H folk competition - Farmers market: Promotion & sale of excellent local farming produce - Food market: Food market hosted by the Rural Women Leaders Federation Period: Nov.10~12 Address: 10, Nojak-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do #3. Empress Myeongseong Commemorative Festival Empress Myeongseong Commemorative Festival, held on November 17 every year in celebration of her birthday, aims to offer solace to the spirit of Empress Myeongseong and shed light on her achievements to correct the distorted perception about her. Visitors will be able to experience Korean traditional culture and restore national pride during the festival. Program: Pre-ceremonial event-Korean traditional marching band, a procession by the Minister of Culture and Education. Jakheonnye (Performance of royal court ritual music) Official event – Flower offering & incense burning, Celebratory message, Congratulatory poem, Flower offering by the general public Event - Court dance for Empress candidate selection ceremony [Taepyeongmu (Dance of Peace), Salpurichum (Exorcism Dance), fan dance, folk song], Big drum performance, Banquet for the elderly Period: Nov.17 Address: 71, Myeongseong-ro, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do #4. Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival Paju Jangdankong (Paju Jangdan Soybean) is the well-known soybeans that have been produced in Jangdankong Village, Paju since olden times. “Jangdan Baengmok” which is a species promoted by the Korean government in 1913, was selected as local soybeans after the process of collection, pure line selection and separation. The Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival which is held in the vicinity of Imjingak in Paju is an event where visitors can enjoy delicious food and purchase good quality specialty produce at reasonable prices. It offers many things to see and eat and Imjingak has various rides for visitors to enjoy, so it is a perfect festival to visit on weekend. Program: Permanent Exhibition Hall – Paju Jangdan Soybean Exhibition Hall, Wellbeing Maru Promotion Hall, Agricultural Produce Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Hall of Winning Works of the Jangdan Soybean Cooking Competition, Soybean Recipe Exhibition Hall, DMZ Insect Exhibition Hall, Paju Agricultural Produce Exhibition Hall, Horticulture Exhibition Hall, Pressed Flower Exhibition Hall Event Stage - Jangdankong road game, Jangdankong small performance, Jangdankong physical strength competition, Jangdankong OX quiz, Wish Ignition, Painters of street, Soybean garden photo zone, Traditional experience stage, 7080 nostalgic street, Soybean play stage, My fellow traveler, Immortal song band performance, Bubble show, Magic show Experience Stage - Free: Making mini fermented soybean blocks, Soybean thrashing, Traditional experience play, Boiling soybean on wood fire, Roasting sweet potato & potato, Traditional millstone experience, Rice-cake mallet experience, Traditional sauce & liquor making, CPR experience Charged: Puzzle play experience, Natural soap making, Citizen autonomy program, Horticulture & pressed flower experience, Pizza making, Jangdan soybean crafts experience, Royal court Korean traditional costume experience Sale Market – Paju Jangdan soybean specialty store, Paju agricultural specialty produce store, Paju livestock product store, Paju traditional market, Soybean processed food store, Paju Jangdan soybean specializing restaurant, Paju Jangdan soybean recipe development, Tofu tasting, Paju Korean beef roast Related Event- Citizen Autonomy Club Performance, Paju Jangdankong Housewife Singing Contest, Paju Jangdan Soybean Cooking Competition, Gyeonggi Gotgori Singing Contest Period: Nov.24~26 Avenue:  Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do  

Writer관리자Date11/14/2017

The best festivals in autumn Ⅱ
The best festivals in autumn Ⅱ

#1. Icheon Rice Cultural Festival (Oct. 18-22) Icheon has been famous for its rice which was offered to the king for royal meals in olden times. Following its reputation, the flavor of the rice is excellent. Icheon rice has a rich, nutty taste as it grows under good growing conditions such as the use of mineral-rich underground water, abundant sunlight during its fruiting season, a big temperature difference between day and night, and coarse-textured soil made of an appropriate mixture of clay and sand that can absorb nutrients more effectively. Using this delicious Icheon rice as a theme, Icheon city holds the “Icheon Rice Cultural Festival.” Visitors can taste bibimbap made with freshly-cooked rice and vegetables and colorful rice cake as much as they like. Each courtyard holds various events such as traditional experience-oriented plays, so visitors can enjoy the festival according to their preference this autumn. Program (Permanent): 4-H theme exhibition, Wildflower exhibition, Blacksmith's workshop, Korean traditional malt candy / turtle making, Turtle photo zone, Folk clothes experience, Turtle Inn, Wood carving/knotting/caligraphy, Samul nori (Korean traditional percussion quartet) learning, Spinning dish learning, Folk song learning Avenue:  Icheon Seolbong Park Address: 418-2, Gwango-dong, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #2. Suwon Information & Science Festival (Oct. 20-21) Gyeonggi-do province is the home of the “2017 Suwon Information & Science Festival” which is held by Suwon City for 2 days from October 20 to 21 at the Suwon Gymnasium and Suwon Sports Complex, as a site for the 4th industrial innovation experience. This year’s festival will offer various experience-oriented programs in six categories such as nationwide intelligent robot contest, drone production creativity competition, ICT (information technology and telecommunication technology), idea competition, capstone design fair (creative comprehensive design work by engineers), Suwon IT contest, student science festival courtyard, and citizen-participatory program. Program: ICT idea contest and capstone design fair, Drone production creativity competition (elementary, middle/high school, adult), Nationwide intelligent robot contest (6 categories, 20 teams recruited for each category), Suwon IT contest (2 categories (General category, silver category), OA ability, graphics), Suwon student science festival courtyard, Citizen-participatory program (the most advanced ICT·IOT experience zone, robot experience zone, drone  experience zone, safety & weather experience zone, game zone) Avenue: Suwon Sports Complex Address: 893, Gyeongsu-daero, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #3. Gwangmyeong Cave Wine Festival (Oct. 20-22) The “2017 Gwangmyeong Cave Korean Wine Festival” will be held from October 20 to 22 at Gwangmyeong Cave under the theme of “Korean wine, marriage of Korean food by using regional specialty produce.” This festival will offer an opening event, “Seminar on Korean wine development measure,” “Cooking demonstration of mariage of Korean wine and regional specialty produce,” “Korean wine producer meeting,” “Korean wine label contest,” “Korean wine Gwangmyeong Maru(Top) Contest,” and “Korean wine best selection.” During the opening ceremony, the festival will introduce Korean maruju wine making, congratulatory performance, demonstration of mariage of Korean wine and food along with a tour of cave, and tasting. Program: Korean wine, local specialty produce sale, Chef’s Mariage cooking demonstration, tasting, wine talk concert, Seminar on the development of Korean wine, wine label exhibition, contest, wine judging contest, Cave feast Avenue: The Gwangmyeong Cave square Address: 142, Gahak-ro 85beon-gil, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #4. Uijeongbu Budaejjigae Festival (Oct. 21-22) Uijeongbu is famous for its Budaejjigae (Kimchi and Hot Dog Stew) Street. Various programs such as a cooking competition and tasting event are held along the Budaejjigae Street in front of Uijeongbu Jung-ang Station. Program: Hundred-year-old city Uijeongbu healthy cooking contest, Budaejjigae performance (300-people tasting event), healthy Korean food life, Children doll play, Sales and production-experience center of superior food production businesses in Uijeongbu, Stage & street performance #5. Paju Gaeseong Ginseng Festival (Oct. 21-22) The Paju Gaeseong Ginseng Festival, which is held in Paju city every autumn, celebrates its 13th anniversary this year. This year, it is to be held in the vicinity of the Imjingak Plaza in Paju. Visitors can purchase 6-year old ginseng which follows the tradition of Gaeseong ginseng, as well as other local specialty produce, and can enjoy various exhibitions and experience-oriented events. As the festival is held at the Imjingak Plaza, visitors can tour nearby famous tourist attractions in Northern Gyeonggi area such as Pyeonghwa Nuri Park and Imjingak Observatory. Program: Paju Gaeseong Ginseng Store, Paju Specialty Produce Store, Processed Food Store, Operation of ginseng street and local food restaurants, Color silkworm ginseng doll making , Ginseng footbath, Ginseng eel catching, Ginseng harvest experience event, Cheer leader performance, Tightrope walking, various cultural performances such as closing ceremony Avenue: Imjingak Pavilion square Address: 177, Imjingak-ro, Munsan-eup, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #6. Unaksan Autumn Foliage Festival (Oct. 22) Unaksan Autumn Foliage Festival is a representative festival of Gyeonggi-do Province for visitors to enjoy autumn scenery in October. Unaksan has several enchanting rocks and beautiful autumn foliage, so it is a popular place among hikers. Several historical places along the hiking path such as Gung Ye Castle Site and Mangyeongdae Overlook will provide a unique hiking experience as well. Program: Various performances, competitions, exhibitions, and food events Address: Hwahyeon-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do #7. Yeoju Ogok Naru Festival (Oct. 27-29) “Yeoju Ogok Naru Festival” will be held in the vicinity of Silleuksa Tourist Area in Yeoju. The festival has been held under different names such as “Masterpiece Product Festival” and “Yeoju Rice Sweet Potato Festival” over the past several years, but from 2013, it has been held as a comprehensive festival which presents all local agricultural and special produce of Yeoju such as rice, sweet potato, peanut and fruits. As the name “Ogok Naru Festival” implies, the festival will re-enact ogok (meaning five grains and other specialty produce produced in Yeoju) and the scenic view of Yeoju’s old ferry. Program: Quay - Korean traditional culture Namhangang Festival Naru Courtyard - Courtyard Play, Magic Performance Narukke - A restful place surrounded by beautiful riverside scenery Animal Farm - Animal-experience space Ogok Market - Sells agricultural produce Folk Courtyard- Traditional folk play experience program Banquet courtyard - Various restaurant street Sweet Potato Field -Sweet potato harvest and roasting Avenue: Silleuksa Riverside Tourist Site Address: 7, Silleuksa-gil, Yeoju-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here #8. Soyo Autumn Foliage Cultural Festival (Oct. 28) Soyo Autumn Foliage Cultural Festival will be held at the outdoor music concert hall for 2 days from October 22 to 23 on Soyosan Mountain, which is famous for its autumn foliage. This year’s festival will offer more events such as various stage performances and experience-oriented events for citizens and tourists to have unforgettable memories in autumn. Program - Performances by invited performance troupes of art groups in the province, Joint art performances by citizens, government and military, Electronic violin performance, Masterpiece concert, General Eo Yu-so procession entrance and celebratory ceremony, General Eo Yu-so Contest (eligible for tourists) Address: 406-33, Pyeonghwa-ro 2910beon-gil, Dongducheon-si, Gyeonggi-do #9. Suwon Drone Festival (Oct. 28-29) The “Suwon Drone Festival” is the largest event in Korea and the first such event in the world that intensively fosters drone technology, which is a rapidly-growing core industry of the 4th industrial revolution, as Suwon City’s specialty industry. The event will be held in several places in Ajou University (Athletic Field, Subsidiary Athletic Field, indoor gym, Teletubbies Hill, Yulgok Hall), and characteristic programs reflecting the features of each place will be held. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience drones through Drone demonstration, experience and training and the festival will revitalize related industries. Program: FPV mini drone racing competition in forest, Mini drone racing competition, Drone SW(software) fusion contest, Drone clash contest (Crash battle sports), Drone experience class with father, Family-unit drone production & flying competition, Drone control experience, Drone exhibition & training, Drone demonstration, performance, official event (opening ceremony, closing ceremony), seminar Avenue: The Ajou University ground Address: 206, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here   #10. 2017 Goyang International Lake Cartoon Festival(Oct.21-22) Goyang full of flowers and beautiful people holds “2017 Goyang International Lake Cartoon Festival” in autumn. Since 2014, this festival has tried to harmonize with surrounding people, organizations relatives to comics, education institutions, comic clubs for matching the diversity of the youth culture based on comics. This year, as well as, it set the exhibitions hall for youth artists and experience programs for travelers. Avenue: Ilsan Lake Park Address: Daesan-ro Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Website: Click here  

Writer관리자Date10/17/2017

The best festivals in autumnⅠ
The best festivals in autumnⅠ

Travels round Gyeonggi-do in October, adding to the appeal of its best scenery   #1. Sanjeong Lake Myeongseongsan Silver Grass Festival (Oct. 13-15) Fantastic Silver Grass Festival will be held under the theme of “Silver Grass. Wind… adds relaxation…” for 3 days from Oct. 13(Fri) to 15(Sun) in the vicinity of Myeongseongsan Mountain near Sanjeong Lake. Visitors will be amazed by the undulating scenic view of Silver Grass colony created by the wind against the background of the clear autumn sky. A special event unique to this festival is “Red Mailbox” held on Myeongseongsan Mountain. After you write a letter and put it into the mailbox, your letter will be delivered one year later. Autumn sky, Silver Grass and Red Mailbox… have a memorable time. Program: Myeongseongsan Mountain – “Red Mailbox,” letters received one year later  Silver Grass Wish Tunnel – Writing a wish letter that will be received one year later  Sangdong Sculpture Park – Large Silver Grass Sculpture exhibition, Gungye Ancestral Ritual, Opening ceremony, Congratulatory performance, Silver Grass Singing Contest, Cultural performance, Nightview Photo exhibition Sangdong Parking Lot – Operating Headquarters, Tourism Information Center, Local Specialty Produce Shop Hadong Campground – Makgeolli (rice wine) experience Seomnara  – Food contest Villa – Silver Grass experience (Goat making), Family motto writing, Hanging lucky lock Address: 104, Sanjeonghosu-ro 411beon-gil, Yeongbuk-myeon, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do #2. Anseong Cosmos Shepherd Festival Anseong, where Korean tradition is still alive, is also famous for various flowers blossoming each season. Cosmos flowers, which symbolize autumn blossoms in Anseong, as well and pink flower petals move our mind. In particular, the Cosmos Festival held in Anseong Farmland holds various events on expansive farm land for visitors to have a happy time. Board the tractor wagons, get off at Cottonwood Hill and have memorable time while enjoying refreshing wind. Program: Shepherd Mission Stamp Tour, The main character at Farm Land is me!, Shepherd Hat Event, Livestock feeding, Livestock playground, Running with sheep, Chasing sheep, Dwaerangi is running, Walking cosmos field Address: 28, Daesindu-gil, Gongdo-eup, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do #3. Everland Red & Grill Barbecue Festival (Oct. 05-15) If you want to experience something different from Korean food and traditional culture, how about trying exotic taste and culture by visiting this place? At the “Everland Red & Grill Barbecue Festival,” which is held surrounded by primary color passionate rose flowers, you can enjoy the unique food of different countries around the world. In particular, the festival provides a glamping-style barbecue booth, caravan, camping tables and chairs, and visitors can enjoy a camping mood while surrounded by autumn scenery. Program: 26 kinds of barbecue (German dark beer-marinated pork shoulder steak, US California Back Ribs, Indian curry sauce octopus skewers) and wine representing 8 countries around the world, Beer/Everland Chef Cooking Show, Barista Talk Concert, Outdoor Busking Performance Address: 199, Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do #4. Bongnyeongsa Temple Food Banquet (Oct. 13-14) Most Korean temples are situated at the foot of mountains full of good energy. Monks practice self control with food prepared with natural ingredients. There are rules and laws to be followed while eating such food. It is also considered to be a way of training the mind and body. Pristine Temple Food is as attractive as the temple’s long history. Bongnyeongsa Temple, which is located in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, is operating a temple food education center. The temple is considered the birthplace of Temple Food education. It holds Temple Food lectures every year, as well as various events to enjoy a Chuseok (equivalent to Thanksgiving) mood with visitors. Program: Temple Food Exhibition/experience/lecture Temple Food Booth (vegetarian dumplings, vegetable sandwich, red bean porridge, buckwheat and vegetable pancake), Arrow Throwing Game Buddhism cultural experience (Lotus flower cup making) Address: 236-54, Changnyong-daero, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do #5. Osan Doksanseong Cultural Festival (Oct. 13-15) Doksanseong Fortress, located in Osan, is famous for a battle in which General Gwon Yul led 20,000 soldiers from Jeolla-do province to defeat the Japanese army stationed in Osan during the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592. The fortress is also famous for Semadae (command post) and nearby Bojeoksa Temple. This historical place holds a traditional cultural festival every year. This festival will include a storytelling performance which re-enacts the news of General Gwon Yul’s victory through the participation of 250 Osan citizens, so many visitors have a high expectation. Program: Ojakgyo Concert, Pungnyu Stage, General Gwon Yul’s Martial Art School, King Jeongjo’s Education Courtyard, Arirang School, Traditional Life Workshop, Folk Playground, Traditional Dressroom, Daejanggeum Royal Kitchen, Hello Doksanseong, Traditional ancestral ritual, Doksanseong Writing Contest, Doksanseong Photo Exhibition Address: Yangsan-ro, Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do #6. Gyeonggi Architecture Cultural Festival (Oct. 13-15) The <2017 Gyeonggi Architectural Culture Festival>, where visitors can experience Gyeonggido’s excellent architectural culture, will be held at the Siheung Eco Center and Gyeonggi College of Science and Technology. It plans to operate an architectural culture award presentation, various exhibitions, performances, as well as education and experience-oriented activities. The events include Gyeonggido Architectural Culture award presentation, and an exhibition of public designs, outdoor advertisements and winning artworks of the Urban Architecture Photo Exhibition. The festival also offers experience-oriented events such as environmentally-friendly house building, traditional architecture experience, architecture cultural exploration, and Gyeonggi Student Architecture Drawing. Prof. Lee Kyu-in of Ajou University and Prof. Seo Hyun of Hanyang University will hold a seminar and special lecture under the theme of “Urban Regeneration and Environment-friendly Architecture” and “Who lives in cities?”. Program: Mock-up experience architecture, house making experience, 3D-printing experience, Siheung City Bus Tour, Metal Tour, Architecture Making, Environmental house building experience, ENJOY traditional architecture experience, Chromakey experience of famous architecture Address: 284, Gyeonggigwagidae-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do #7. Korean Makgeolli Festival (Oct. 14-15) This festival to be held in Goyang will offer free tasting of some 100 kinds of famous makgeolli (rice wine) nationwide, as well as various things to see and eat such as traditional cultural performance, popular singing performance and Nanta performance. It is a global festival to promote the excellence of Korean rice wine by sharing information on the features and effects of each rice wine type. Visitors can taste famous local makgeolli such as chestnut and yuzu makgeolli which are rare kinds of makgeolli, and they can feel the autumn season while enjoying various side dishes. Program: Permanent exhibition of famous wine nationwide and free tasting, prayer ritual for the success of the festival, road game and Songpo hoe pegging performance, traditional cultural performance, Gyeonggi Folk Song, Demonstration of traditional wine production (making and filtration of makgeolli), community banquet Address: 1270, Jungang-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do #8. Yangju Hoeamsa Temple Site Royal Family Festival (Oct. 14) The 1st Yangju Hoeamsa Temple Site Royal Family Festival will be held at the King Taejo Yi Seong-gye Healing Camp in the vicinity of Hoeamsa temple site on Saturday, October 14. Hoeamsa temple site, which is situated in Hoeam-dong, Yangju, is famous as a place where King Taejo Yi Seong-gye, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, led an ascetic life after giving up his throne. During the festival, a re-enactment of King Taejo Yi Seong-gye’s royal carriage procession will be held, and various things to see, such as a traditional martial art performance and a performance of the royal family stroll and food market, will be offered as well. Program: Healing experience - Yoga, royal family prenatal education, physical constitution diagnosis, health therapy, tea ceremony and air freshener Royal Culture – Joseon Hwanbokso, Royal court cuisine, royal court costume, royal family white procelain, archery contest, Narye Mask, Miniature Crafts, Traditional weapon experience Hoeamsa Temple Site History – Goryeo era architecture, artifact rubbing print, traditional floor heating system, drone experience, decorative rooftile key ring, relic stamp, kite making, metal workshop Yangju History- Traditional wine experience, folk puzzle, mother-of-pearl lacquer, traditional play, water rocket Address: 11, Hoeamsa-gil, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do #9. Gyeonggi Dadok Dadok Festival (Oct. 14) The “Running and Playing Library Festival” will be held on October 14 at the Yongin Arpia Sports Park. Various events such as sensibility doll play using pop-up books, a magic show reenacting scenes in children books and movies, and bubble shows will be offered. During the “Wanting to Meet” Program, writer Kim Botong, who is famous for the webtoon “Amanza,” will have a talk with teens through “The story of cartoonist Kim Botong,” which tells of teenagers’ unfortunate stories. In the afternoon at five, an event of “Do you hear the sweet book reading sound” will be held to spend time with “Seo Yool” who is famous for a dramatic reading concert. Visitors will be able to feel the mood of the autumn season more through book reading and music performance. Program: Meeting with writers “Book Concert,” Multi-cultural book reading club performance, Dramatic Reading Concert “Do you hear sweet book reading sound,” Experience-oriented/ participatory Program, Doll Play, Thematic Reading Zone Address: 499, Poeun-daero, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do #10. The strange pumpkins world with Gukwha (Sep.30-Oct.22) Yeoncheon holds ‘The strange pumpkins world with Gukwha' festival and various ornamental 100 species are attracting travelers on the 3,000㎡ site in the historic site, Jeongok-ri. Flowers and blossomed pumpkins are ripe well, so they are displayed. Also, it shows the beauty harmonized with chrysanthemum as well as huge pumpkins in the richness of the autumn. From Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, Local Agriculture Products Big Market is held and we can enjoy the late autumn with this festival. Avenue: Jeongok pre-historic sites Address: 1510, Yangyeon-ro, Jeongok-eup, Yeoncheon-gun, Gyeonggi-do      

Writer관리자Date10/13/2017

Festivals of Northern Gyeonggi-do Province Ⅱ
Festivals of Northern Gyeonggi-do Province Ⅱ

1. Namyangju Slow Life Planet  - Namyangju The 2017 Namyangju Slow Life Planet will be held for 5 days at the Namyangju Sports Culture Center from September 22 to 26. It is a Slow Life cultural festival that is gaining popularity. The “Gourmet Tourism Experience Hall” is a small version of the “Slow Life Gourmet Tourism Platform,” which received the Grand Prize at the 2016 Gyeonggi-do Next Creation Audition. It is the highlight of the contents that show a preview of the 10 billion won projects and suggests the future of global Slow Life city. “Hangawi (Korean Thanksgiving Day) Special Exhibition” - Environment-friendly livestock contest, free barbecue site where visitors can enjoy grilling meat outdoors Period: 09.22~09.26 Address: 91, Dasanjigeum-ro, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 2. Paju Booksori - Paju The 7th “Paju Booksori 2017” will be held at Paju Bookcity for 3 days from September 15 to 17. Paju Booksori will be operated in three sections: Liberal Arts Stage, Cultural Art Stage, and Bookstore Street Stage.  “Forest of Wisdom” Late Night Bookstore - Reading books late at night at the “Forest of Wisdom,” which is a library within the Book City “Book Concert” - Sharing stories about books under the theme of peace “Reading Therapy” - In search of reading trends through 4 kinds of objects “Come to our house”-Readers personally visit publishers and listen to stories  Various events for meeting writers are held in several s “Meeting writers” - Combine literary works with recitation and performance Participated in by poet Chung Ho-sung, writer Lee Byung-ryul, poet Park Joon, writer Eun Hee-kyung, writer Jang Kang-myoung, writer Baek Young-ok, and writer Lee Gi-ju “Radio Novel Theater” - Listening to novel stories read by voice actors “Book Reading Performance” - Reading a book in the form of play and musical “Rooftop Concert” – Meeting writers through music Period: Sept. 15~17 Address: 145, Hoedong-gil, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 3. MATO Festival - Pyeongtaek Every last Saturday of the month, Pyeongtaek has an exciting festival mood. Many people come to “MATO Festival 2017” held in the vicinity of Rodeo Street in Anjeong-ri, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si. Held under a different theme every week, “MATO Festival” is a village festival wherein everyone can participate, and it offers various performances, exhibitions, experiences, and food. June - , August - September 30 - < Traditional Feast> October 28 - Period: June 24 ~ Oct. 28 Address: 15, Anjeongshopping-ro, Paengseong-eup, Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 4. Uijeongbu International Gayageum Festival - Uijeongbu The “4th Uijeongbu International Gayageum Festival” is held at the Uijeongbu Arts Center for two days this year from September 29 to 30. It aims to transmit and develop gayageum (twelve-stringed zither) music and to globalize and revitalize Korean traditional music. It holds a gayageum contest as well as performances by Professor Moon Jae-sook, holder of Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 23 Gayageum Sanjo and Byeongchang (Free-style Gayageum Solo and Music and Singing) and her students, including international academic seminars. “Jukpa Gayageum Contest” – Held in 5 categories (elementary school, middle school, high school, adult, and masters) Applications are accepted until September 26. For details on the selection of music for the preliminary and main contests, refer to the homepage (http://uigf.co.kr) “Uijeongbu International Academic Seminar” - Invites overseas famous scholars “Accompanying gayageum, singing, and dancing with Professor Moon Jae-sook and students” (Subtitle: “Dream over the Rainbow”) - A new form of performance created by combining gayageum, singing, and dancing Period: Sept. 29~30 Address: 72, Nogyang-ro, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here   5. DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Goyang) The DMZ International Documentary Film Festival is Korea’s first festival that uses DMZ as its background; it is a venue where visitors can enjoy various documentaries from Korea and overseas in one place. The DMZ International Documentary Film Festival is dreaming of transforming DMZ ‒ where violence and peace began ‒ into a festival venue to be with people all over the world through documentaries delivering the message of peace, communication, and life. As a window reflecting genuine introspection about the world, documentaries provide new awakening toward an understanding of the world as well as genuine emotion as the films are not fabricated. Period: Sept. 21~28       Cities: Goyang-si, Paju-si,  Gimpo-si, Yeoncheon-gun         Multiplex: Megabox Baekseok(Gogyang), Megabox bookcity(Paju) Special screening: Gimpo Art Hall, YeoncheonSureul Art Hall Venue: Camp Greaves(Opening celemony), Theater Aramnuri Further Information: Click here    

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Festivals of Northern Gyeonggi-do Province Ⅰ
Festivals of Northern Gyeonggi-do Province Ⅰ

1. Goyang Autumn Flower Festival - Goyang Celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2017, the Goyang International Flower Expo is a representative international horticulture festival for the autumn season. As the title of the international flower expo suggests, visitors can see various flower plants and rare plants from 25 countries, In the vicinity of Lake Park in Ilsan, Goyang-si are some 268 prepared flower gardens emitting a unique floral fragrance. Interior - World Flower Exchange Hall, Flower Cultural Hall, Flower Brand Hall Visitors can appreciate representative flowers and new species from domestic and overseas flower businesses Exterior - Gawaji Rice symbolizing Goyang-si as well as sculpture garden depicting 600 years’ history Several themes are prepared such as a garden of tulips – dubbed the Queen of Flowers – as well as home gardens that can be cultivated personally Period: Sept. 29 ~ Oct. 9 Address: 595, Hosu-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do More Information: Click here 2. Goyang Haengju Culture Festival - Goyang Goyang-si of Gyeonggi-do Province is holding the 30th Goyang Haengju Culture Festival for two days from September 9 to 10 at Haengjusanseong Fortress. September 9 - Goyang Citizen Parade On the section of the 1.6km-long Hwajeong Culture Street (Deogyang-gu Office - Children’s Museum - Deogyang-gu Office), the festival is held in three segments: the Opening Courtyard (Peaceful Unification Site), the Main Courtyard (Toward Unification), and the Post-Festival Courtyard (Que sera sera Goyang). Before the festival, a traditional event of the Haengju Culture Festival – which commemorates the souls of the fallen heroes including the spirit of Provincial Governor Gwon Yul who died protecting the homeland during the battle of Haengju fought between Joseon and Japan – will be held in the vicinity of Haengjusanseong Fortress from 9:00am of the same day. The photo zone of the chief gatekeeper of Haengjusanseong Daecheommun Gate, Jukgung Palace, Singijeon (rocket-propelled arrow), traditional martial arts experience, and tank experience assisted by the 9th infantry division will be offered at the vicinity of Haengjusanseong Fortress. Nighttime scenic lighting and courtyard play of “the glitzy story of the fortress” will be continued until 11pm. September 10 - Outdoor stage at the Goyang Cultural Center Traditional folk play will be presented by 500 performers from 15 teams of the Goyang Traditional Arts Troupe. - Hwajeong Cultural Plaza The Goyang New Hallyu Arts Troupe holds a festival. Period: Sept. 9~10 Address: 13, Hwajung-ro 104beon-gil, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do More Information: Click here 3. Gamak Cultural Festival - Yangju The 11th Gamak Cultural Festival will be held on September 10 at Sinsan Sports Park in Nam-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do. According to Yangju City, this year’s event is a festival held by the citizens without requesting support from the local government and is organized by the Nammyeon Citizen Autonomous Committee and local groups. Parade - Street parade of military band and farmer’s music Invited performances – Dance sports, Gamaksan Art Troupe, Yangju Wind Orchestra Citizen Autonomous Programs – Farmer’s music, happy exercise, Nanta, military soldiers’ talent contest, sports dance Date: Sept. 10 Address: 100, Gaenari 18-gil, Nam-myeon, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do More Information: Click here 4. Yangju Thousand Globe Amaranth Festival - Yangju Yangju-si of Gyeonggi-do announced on August 21 that it would be holding the Thousand Globe Amaranth Festival from September 23 to 24 by planting globe amaranths on a 33,000㎡ area at Gwangsa-dong Farm. During the festival, various cultural events will be held, including nationwide amateur photo contest and flower seed collection experience event. Located on a 124,708㎡area, Yangju Farm has planted some 50 species of flowers for visitors to appreciate various flowers all year round. It has constructed flower gardens in round shape and maze shape, and it has rest areas such as parasol and observatory for visitors to enjoy nature to the fullest downtown. Period: Sept. 23~24 Address: 131-66, Gwangsa-ro, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea More Information: Click here 5. Namyangju Dasan Culture Festival - Namyangju The 31st Namyangju Dasan Cultural Festival will be held at Dasan Historic Site and Dasan Eco Park in Joan-myeon from September 15 to 17 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of publication of Gyeongse yupyo (Design for Good Government) written by scholar Jeong Yak-yong (pen-name: Dasan) and Jeong Yak-yong’s pursuit of pragmatism and caring spirit for people. This year’s Namyangju Dasan Culture Festival will feature various experience-oriented activities under the theme “Meeting the new me.” In particular, the festival will be made more meaningful by mobilizing citizen participants for the event of “historical figure performance,” which is the most popular program of the festival. Historical figure performance - A program of enacting historical figures during the Joseon period. Various characters such as satto (district magistrate), ibang (government official), giseng (female entertainer), hunjang (teacher), oriental doctor, and beggar will provide a lot of fun to tourists who visit the festival. Period: Sept. 15~17 Address: 131-66, Gwangsa-ro, Yangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea More Information: Click here              

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Festivals of Southern Gyeonggi-do Province-Ⅰ
Festivals of Southern Gyeonggi-do Province-Ⅰ

1. Korea Folk Village Joseon donghwa sillok (“Annals of Children’s Story of the Joseon Dynasty”) - Yongin Visitors can go back to their childhood days through folk village characters who transform into the characters of traditional children’s stories. The festival was presented for the first time last year, and it is gaining explosive popularity. The content of the festival is improved for everyone to enjoy, and the period of the festival is extended to one month. Main Performance - Fusion courtyard play “Goblins’ Chatter” created based on Korean traditional children’s story Instead of using the well-known original stories of traditional fairytales, the performance tells untold back stories in the form of courtyard play. Through chatters of goblins who have a lot of complaints about humans, the performance will provide a lot of fun and inspiration to viewers. Six kinds of peculiar experiences - Become filial daughter Sim Cheong and jump into the waters of Indangsu Become genuinely stubborn like the main character of Onggojipjeon Brother and sister who became the Sun & Moon doll play - Decorated realistically by using a thatched house in Korea Folk Village as its background Increased children’s attention by operating fairytale quizzes and activities of imitating characters’ movements “A Fairy Land Passport” – Explore 6 thematic villages of traditional fairytales such as The Honest Woodcutter and Heungbu & Nolbu; offer a souvenir for completing the stamp tour of collecting fairytales. “Peculiar Book Café”- take a rest while reading books freely Special discount event - If the name of a participant includes at least one letter of the name of the main character who has the longest name in the world, “Kim Su-han-mu-geobugi-wa-durumi-samcheon-gapja-dongbang-sak,” the participant gets up to 33% discount of a free pass and up to 48% discount if revisiting Korea Folk Village during the festival period. Period: Sept. 02 ~ Nov. 26 Address: 90, Minsokchon-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 2. Everland Blood City - Yongin Experiences of various Halloween experiences and terror are offered through “Blood City” as well as the interesting “Boo Street” for family guests accompanied by children. Blood City, which is located on a 100,000㎡ (30,000 pyeong) area, consists of alpine area and safari world and Amazon Express.  Story - A story of dispatching a team of professional investigators after a suspected rescue signal is detected from a city that has been closed for the past 10 years due to the spread of zombie virus Experience - Visitors personally become an inspector team in Blood City and participate in the program of checking for surviving people and escaping At the Madam Zombie Makeup Room located at the entrance, visitors can transform themselves into a zombie by wearing makeup assisted by a makeup professional Period: Sept. 07 ~ Nov. 05 Address: Everland-ro, Pogok-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 3. Asia Traditional Performing Arts Festival - Siheung The Asia Traditional Performing Arts Festival is a “venue” where visitors can understand and experience the cultures of different countries through traditional performances and cultural exchanges between various countries in Asia via the medium of traditional feasts, which are the root of Asian culture. Asia’s cultural and aesthetic properties reflected on Hallyu have been formed through continuous communication with others. - Performance stage: The Okguevent stage is where visitors can enjoy Korean traditional feast as well as Asia’s various traditional feasts. It is a creative feast stage focusing on creative performances. It consists of a clown stage where visitors can appreciate professional clowns’ talents and tricks and a wind garden where visitors can enjoy wooden doll and shadow plays. - Experience-oriented performance stage: The performance is presented at the tightrope stage and Daedong stage. At the tightrope stage, visitors can enjoy exciting performances by a tight-rope clown led by tightrope intangible cultural heritage holder Kim Dae-gyun and even have a personal experience. At the Daedong stage, visitors can enjoy a large farmer’s music performed by more than 10 performers. It also has a space where visitors can experience different folk plays of various countries in Asia. - Experience/Exhibition stage: Offers a space where Asians can communicate through the exhibition of various programs Period: 09.16~09.17 Address: 58, Oido-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 4. Siheung Gaetgol Festival - Siheung The 12th Siheung Gaetgol Festival will be held from September 22 to 24 at Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park. To protect the environment of Siheung Gaetgol Eco Park, this year’s festival will be held car- and trash-free. For visitors’ accessibility and convenience, shuttle buses will be operated. The buses will be operated every hour at 16 citizen centers and designated bus stops; at the temporary parking lot of Siheung City Hall, buses will be operated until 11 pm. Programs - Gaetgol Family Run, Acoustic Music Festival, Salt Kingdom, Swimming Pool Art Theater, Autumn Flower Field, Pine Tree Jazz Club Period: Sept.22~24 Address: 287, Dongseo-ro, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 5. Nationwide Amateur Band Festival “We are the Band” - Gunpo To amateur artists who dream of being in the spotlight and yearn for the appreciative roar of a big audience, festivals are a kind of practice room and a stage to meet the audience very closely and easily. They would sometimes feel tired from daily life or feel helpless because of their seemingly unfulfilled dream, but their precious passion is very much alive and breathing. After a passionate performance, amateur bands can take a rest as if breathing in the fresh air of a forest. Program - Competition festival for amateur bands nationwide, Non-competition festival for clubs in Gunpo, Club glamping for bands that advance to the main contest Auxiliary Event – Art market, Food truck, Sanbon Rodeo real-time broadcast Participation Application - Attach a performance video via the Internet (http://naver.me/Fs2KF82F) Period: Sept. 9 Address: 216, Chomakgol-gil, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 6. Gunpo Reading Festival - Gunpo This festival is held under the theme “Book, connecting you and me” since various worlds and people are connected through books. The festival consists of six themes such as performance & event, academic seminar, exhibition & experience, book market & art market, experience booth, and recreation complex space.  Venue- Reading cultural belt connecting Sanbon Rodeo Street, Central Park, Sanbon Library, and Street·of Culture Programs- Symposium (construction of picture book museum), meeting with global writers (Barbara Zitwer), Liberal arts lecture (Prof. Hur Tae-kyun), Youth & citizen reading golden bell Auxiliary Events- Citizens’ used book market, book recipe doctor, and recreation of poet Yun Dong-ju’s poems into calligraphy Period: Sept. 15~17 Address: 16-20, Sanbon-ro 323beon-gil, Gunpo-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 7. Seoul Grand Park Lakeside Movie Festival - Gwacheon Seoul Grand Park Lakeside Movie Festival, where the romance of autumn abounds! Let’s enjoy leisurely autumn days and romance and movies and OST and talk concerts around the cool beautiful lake side. If you promote the lakeside movie festival on your SNS, you can get delicious popcorn for free. Programs -Sept. 9 (Sat.) 16:00 Screening movie Mamma Mia! / 18:00 OST Concert (band Wowter) / 18:30 Screening movie Once - Sept. 10 (Sun.) 16:00 Screening movie Zootopia / 18:00 Talk concert (actor Im Seong-dae) / 18:30 Screening movie Cinema Paradiso Period: Sept. 09~10 Address: 102, Daegongwongwangjang-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here            

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Festivals of Southern Gyeonggi-do Province Ⅱ
Festivals of Southern Gyeonggi-do Province Ⅱ

1. Anyang Citizen Festival - Anyang Anyang Citizen Festival is held under the theme of citizens and their Living Arts every year. It is growing as a “Living arts festival” representing the metropolitan area. It promotes the growth of culture and art in Anyang City by forming a local artist community and by fostering a citizens’ cultural community. Anyang Citizen Festival is becoming a courtyard of citizen harmony through culture and art, which can be enjoyed by the whole family, such as various performances, exhibition experience programs, and auxiliary events participated in by related agencies and citizen groups. Program- Opening performance, citizens’ singing contest, citizen fringe performance, street performance, special experience exhibition, experience booth, safety experience exhibition, flea market, closing performance Auxiliary Event- Experience Booth, Flea Market, Street Performance, Safety Experience Exhibition Period: Sept. 15~17 Address: 149, Gwanpyeong-ro, Dongan-gu, Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 2. Jinmal Mongdang Festival - Bucheon The Jinmal Mongdang Festival, a festival of Bucheon University and Simgok 1-dong Residents’ Autonomous Committee of Wonmi-gu, Bucheon City, will be held. It has developed into a local festival by combining the “Mongdang” spirit of Han Hang-gil (pen-name: Mongdang) – the founder of Bucheon University – and “Jinmal (meaning mud),” which is an old name of Simgok 1-dong. Based on the cooperation between Bucheon University and local youth, this festival seeks to resolve the youth unemployment problem, encourage the settlement of young people in the village, and revitalize the local economy. Program - Youth Forum, Youth Job Creation Booth, Jinmal Youth Market, Youth Vision Declaration Ceremony, Youth Parade, Citizen Union Tightrope Performance, Youth Performance Courtyard, Program Performance of Simgok 1-dong Residents’ Autonomous Center, Club Performance by Bucheon University, Kindergarten Talent Party, Congratulatory Performance Date: Sept. 23 Address: 25, Sinheung-ro 56beon-gil, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 3. Hwang Sun-won Literature Festival - Yangpyeong , which commemorates the literary spirit of novelist Hwang Sun-won (1915~2000), will be held from September 8 to 10 at Yangpyeong Hwangsunwon Literature Sonagi Village. Various events such as separate essay contests for elementary, middle, and high school students, painting contest, and journey into Hwang Sun-won Literature Village with writers will take place. Application for participation can be made via the homepage of Sonagi Village. The festival is hosted jointly by Kyung Hee University, Yangpyeong-gun, and Korea JoongAng Daily and organized by the Hwang Sun-won Commemorative Association. Program - 2017 Hwang Sun-won Dica Poem Exhibit, Hwang Sun-won 17th Memorial Ceremony, Hwang Sun-won Literature Seminar, Sonagi Village Literature Award Ceremony, Essay Contest (elementary, middle, and high school divisions, poem/prose), painting contest (elementary, middle, and high school divisions), Sonagi Village Youth Selection Contest (elementary, middle, and high school divisions, college and general citizens), Exhibition of award-winning literary works from the past Hwang Sun-won literature festival, Literary lecture/performance, Watching a Hwang Sun-won Literature movie Period: Sept. 08~10 Address: 24, Sonagimaeul-gil, Seojong-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 4. King Jeongjo Filial Cultural Festival - Hwaseong As a festival representing the history and tradition of Hwaseong City, it commemorates King Jeongjo’s practice of filial duty. It is held in the vicinity of Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs, which were the final destination of a long journey in 1795. Visitors can witness various untold stories through a reenactment event as well as performances and experiences such as the process of Prince Sado’s death, King Jeongjo’s parade to the royal tombs, and King Jeongjo’s filial piety toward father Prince Sado. Program - joint reenactment of King Jeongjo’s parade to the royal tombs, religious rite at Hyeollyungwon Tomb, Gyeongmogung ritual and royal ancestral rite, Royal procession to the royal tombs, Experience of King Jeongjo’s filial pilgrimage, Cultural interpreter-guided visit to Yungneung and Geolleung Royal Tombs, Market place during the Joseon period Period: Sept. 23~24 Address: 24, Sonagimaeul-gil, Seojong-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here          

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Festivals spreading at the UNESCO spots
Festivals spreading at the UNESCO spots

1. Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival - Suwon As a representative festival of Suwon, the Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival will be held in autumn in 2017 at world cultural heritage Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, which was constructed to commemorate Joseon’s 22nd King Jeongjo’s filial spirit and hope to build a strong and prosperous nation. The Suwon Hwaseong Cultural Festival will hold various performances and experience-oriented events such as the Suwon Love Lantern Festival held at Suwoncheon Stream, reenactment events such as King Jeongjo’s parade to the royal tombs as the highlight of the festival, as well as Queen Hyegyeonggung Hong’s 60th birthday feast. In the autumn of 2017, visitors can have a realistic experience of the Joseon Dynasty while enjoying various food and things to see in Suwon, a place of culture and art where past and present coexist. Programs - Representative programs Opening and Closing Ceremony Queen Hyegyeonggung Hong’s 60th birthday feast Party Feast for Crown Princess Hong Nighttime Martial Arts Performance World Costume Festival - Performance Programs Pungnyu – Intoxicated with music Nakseongyeon (feast celebrating the completion of the Fortress) Moonlight music concert at Banghwasuryujeong Pavilion Reenactment of national examination with King Jeongjo’s attendance – Military examination - Participatory programs Suwon Hwaseong Construction Experience Hwaseong Haenggung Experience (traditional crafts experience) Nori Madang (architecture school for making Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and hanok house, experience of musical instruments) Yeonmu play (martial arts experience) Period: Sept. 22~24 Address: 825, Jeongjo-ro, Paldal-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 2. Gwangju Namhansanseong Cultural Festival - Gwangju The 22nd Gwangju Namhansanseong Cultural Festival is to be held based on the spirit of national protection at Namhansanseong Provincial Park for 3 days from September 22 to 24. Namhansanseong Fortress is a historic place where citizens took strategic actions during the national crisis of the Second Manchu Invasion or “Byeongjahoran.” It has never been conquered for the past 2,000 years. With the recovery of relics such as rooftiles from the Silla period during the recent restoration of Haenggung (a temporary palace), the history of Namhansanseong Fortress is in the spotlight again. This year, the fortress is celebrating the 2nd anniversary of its designation as world cultural heritage. During the Namhansanseong Cultural Festival, visitors will be able to learn about the history and life wisdom of our ancestors through various cultural performances such as royal inspection performance, Changing Ceremony of the Royal Guards at Hannamnu Gate, Nammun Guards Pitting, and National Protection Storytelling Tour. Program - Opening event (tightrope, Taekwon dance, dance performance, popular singer performance), Royal Inspection Performance, City Farmer’s Music Band, Youth Dance Contest, Open Broadcast (Boohwal, Seo Young-eun, Lazybone), Folk Play Experience, Literary/Military Tests, Military Camp Experience, other auxiliary events Period: Sept. 22~24 Address: 784-16 , Namhansanseong-ro, Namhansanseong-myeon, Gwangju-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here 3. Anseongmatchum Namsadang Baudeogi Festival - Anseong The Anseong Namsadang Baudeogi Festival began to succeed Namsadang’s traditional culture and Baudeogi’s artistic spirit, developing into the most Korean traditional cultural festival using traditional materials. The highlight of the festival is Namsadang Performance, which is held at the main stage; the market stage presents Namsadang 6-madang, such as pungmul nori (instrumental play) and beona nori (spinning hoops and dishes) In particular, Eoreumsani’s risky tight-rope walking is a very thrilling spectacle. Main Performance - Namsadang Performance Other performance: Traditional feast by region, creative performance, world parade, etc. Experience - Namsadang 6-madang experience, folk play experience, bare-hand fish catching, etc. Period: Sept. 28 ~ Oct. 02 Address: 198, Namsadang-ro, Bogae-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do Further Information: Click here   About korean culture Namsadang Nori (Itinerant Troupe Performance) Namsadang Nori refers to traditional Korean performances presented by a group of itinerant male entertainers as they visit different farming and fishing villages across the nation. The performances were usually enjoyed by commoners as they dealt with themes such as gender discriminations and immorality of the noble class. Through their sarcastic humor, the performances comforted helpless commoners. Contemporary Namsadang Nori consists of pungmul (farmer’s music), beona (spinning dishes), salpan (tumbling), eoreum (tightrope dancing), deotbogi (mask dance drama), and deolmi (puppet play). Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty – Seosamneung (West Three Royal Tombs), Goyang Seosamneung refers to the west three royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty located in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do: Hyoreung, Huireung, and Yereung. There used to be Huireung and Hyoreung centering on Jeongneung, which is the royal tomb of King Jungjong; after the construction of a royal tomb site nearby, the tombs of royal concubines, royal relatives, princesses, and king's daughters by concubines during the reigns of King Myeongjong and Sukjong and until the end of the Korean Empire were made. During the first year of King Gojong, Yereung was made, forming Seosamreung that refers to Hyoreung, Huireung, and Yereung. Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon Hwaseong is a fortress in Suwon, Gyeonggi-do built during the Joseon Dynasty. From the beginning of its construction, it was planned as a fortified town consisting of a walled town, a residential area, and a mountain fortress for defense. The fortress was built using traditional construction methods and scientific technology, and it has various defense facilities that were not available in previous fortresses. The fortress has architectural beauty since it was built in harmony with its surrounding topography. Namhansanseong Fortress There used to be four major fortresses protecting the outskirts of Seoul: Gaeseong on the north, Suwon on the south, Ganghwa on the west, and Gwangju on the east. Enemies continuously attempted to invade these fortresses, which have endured sufferings and wounds silently, with giving glory to future descendants as their only wish. Namhansanseong Fortress was on the east side of Gwangju. It was built along Gwangju Mountain Range, occupying an area of 159,859 pyeong (528,460m2) belonging to the current Sanseong-ri, Namhansanseong-myeon, Gwangju-si. After walking up along the well-paved mountain paths for about 20 minutes, you will see low fortresses resembling a folding screen built along the beautiful curves of 490m-high mountains. From the fortress, visitors can have a panoramic view of downtown Seoul and Seongnam at a distance. About 359 years ago, King Injo knelt down in front of the Qing army; thus, he is remembered as a character in Korea’s shameful history.

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